Officials with the Jupiter Police department in Jupiter, Florida, had to remove a huge, about 750 pound alligator from a local park this week.
Officials with the Jupiter Police department in Jupiter, Florida, for the removal of a 750-alligator pond of a local park this week.
The 12-foot reptile was spotted in the Jupiter Commerce Park, the officials said in a Facebook post, which had 1,000 responses of the Saturday afternoon.
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The gator was “carefully removed without damage from the area and moved to a safe place,” the Facebook post reads.
“I take deer in my backyard about gators every day!” someone wrote in a comment.
“Great work!” a second said.
“Holy cow!” a third wrote.
“Wow, glad he’s gone!” another person said.
The average size for a male alligator, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, is approximately 11 metres.
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“Exceptionally large males can reach a weight of nearly a half a ton or 1000 pounds,” it added.
Floridians can begin to see more gators in the coming weeks, as the “courtship” period for these reptiles typically begins in April before the mating season follows in May and June, according to WTSP.
The news comes after a woman in Cape Coral, and saw a large gator swimming in a body of water behind her house, earlier this month.